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Timely Warnings

Tower Hall Update:

The person of interest in the Tower Hall incident over the weekend has been identified. The police department has interviewed this person. The investigation in this matter is still ongoing.

UPD Chief Ralph Meyer would like to express his appreciation for the assistance and support received from the community.

University Police advise people to always be aware of their surroundings and report any suspicious activity. If anyone has information regarding an incident, notify University Police immediately at (512) 245-2805 or call 911.


 At approximately 4:30 a.m. October 25, Texas State University Police responded to a terroristic threat at Tower Hall on campus. The suspect, seen on the 8th floor, made a threat of using a weapon to injure people in Tower Hall. A search was conducted by officers, but the suspect was not located.  The suspect is described as a Hispanic or Middle Eastern male approximately 5'10" tall with a light complexion, slender build, long black hair and dressed in black. The suspect made a threat of using a weapon to injure people in Tower Hall.   University Police advise people in the area exercise caution. If anyone has information regarding this incident, notify University Police immediately at (512) 245-2805.     UPDATE to Timely Warning Further Information: Further investigation revealed the subject  was hanging around Tower east door at approximately 0305 hours waiting for the door to be opened. The subject piggy backed in on a resident of Tower Hall.  While inside he made comments that it would be easy to gain entrance to the resident hall, the building being all glass.  It would be easy to get in and harm people without anyone knowing.  The subject was wearing a black button down shirt, blue jeans, black tennis shoes, and a black baseball cap turned backwards with a decal and writing on the back of the cap.  The same subject was seen walking the halls at San Jacinto Hall on the 4th floor at approximately 0330 hours 10/25/2014.  University Police advise people in the area exercise caution. If anyone has information regarding this incident, notify University Police immediately at (512) 245-2805. See attached photos.

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Phone Scam Alert

     On September 29, 2014 at approximately 4:45pm the Texas State Police Department began receiving phone calls from individuals that were the victim of a phone collection scam.  The callers claim to be representing the IRS or police officers collecting for the IRS and demand an immediate payment to avoid confiscation of property.  The caller ID number appears to be from a Texas State University Police administrative line (512-245-8336) and the callers will give it as a call back. This is a scam to give any information to the caller. If you submitted payment immediately contact your credit card provider and report the offense. Contact local police to file a report. These calls are not generated from the Department nor are related to the Texas State University Police Department.  For more details please see http://www.treasury.gov/tigta/press/press_tigta-2014-03.htm


Vehicle Burglary Suspect

Crime Stoppers of Texas State University is seeking information on identifying the individual walking in the Wood Street Garage, seen in the images below. This individual is a person of interest in several vehicle burglaries.

Crime Stoppers of Texas State will pay cash for the identification of this individual.

If you have any information regarding this person, please contact Investigator Rolando Belmares with the University Police Department at (512) 245-2883 rolando@txstate.edu  or remain anonymous by contacting Texas State Crime Stoppers at (512) 245-STOP or (7867).

September 17 0630 hrs

Photos of Burglary Suspect

San Marcos Police Arrest Robbery Suspect

Arrest made in Armed Robbery, Shooting

San Marcos Police have made an arrest in the September 21st robbery of Gotta Habit Smoke Shop.

San Marcos Police Detectives obtained an arrest warrant on Thursday, September 25, 2014 charging Steven Carlos Hernandez (DOB 08/05/1994) with Aggravated Robbery.

Hernandez was arrested without incident Thursday evening in the 2300 block of Clovis Barker Road in San Marcos by members of the Hays County/San Marcos SWAT team. Hernandez is currently incarcerated at the Hays County Law Enforcement Center.

The San Marcos Police Department received a call at 6:16 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21 reporting a man had been shot at the Gotta Habit Smoke Shop, located at 700 N. LBJ #113.

The suspect entered the store brandishing a pistol and was confronted by the victim, 25-year-old Patrick William Reilly. Reilly grappled with Hernandez and was shot in the chest during the robbery, according to police.

Police believe Hernandez then fled the scene on foot. He was armed with a pistol and was last seen running toward the Treehouse Apartments on N. LBJ Drive.

Officers from multiple agencies and a K-9 unit responded to the area, but were unable to locate the suspect.

This investigation is ongoing, and additional charges may be filed as detectives continue to evaluate the evidence.